Vincent Mannings makes and shares a home on the coast of California with his wife, Helene. He has a Ph.D. in an arcane discipline.

Published excerpt of novel: Not Always Easy.

Cormac McCarthy, Annie Proulx, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mary Oliver, Mary Shelley, Carlos Fuentes, Hilary Tham, Kazuo Ishiguro, Herman Melville, John Steinbeck, James Dickey, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Amara Lakhous, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Dickens, T.C. Boyle, Edna O’Brien, Herta Muller, Juan Rulfo, Anthony Burgess, Raymond Chandler, Kurt Vonnegut.